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Mackinac Fudge Recipe

Mackinac Fudge Recipe

When I got married, a lady at my parents’ church gave me this version of a popular Michigan treat. I sometimes pipe a bit of frosting on each piece for decoration during the holidays. —Kristen Ekhoff, Akron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:117 servings


  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 25 large marshmallows
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Decorating icing and sprinkles, optional


  • 1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; grease the foil with 2 teaspoons butter.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Add all chocolate; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Immediately spread into prepared pan; cool for 1 hour.
  • 4. Score into 1-in. squares. Refrigerate, covered, for 3 hours or until firm. Using foil, lift out fudge. Remove foil; cut fudge. Store between layers of waxed paper in airtight containers. Decorate as desired. Yield: 3 pounds (117 pieces).

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Sunpoker User ID: 7964203 225660
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"So easy and yummy too."

Julie Hubert User ID: 3353142 223143
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"The best fudge ever!"

Lorraine99 User ID: 8270153 221267
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"This is THE best recipe for fudge I have ever made. I followed the directions exactly and it came out perfectly smooth and delicious. Be warned, though, it is addicting."

manpabrown User ID: 1979130 215795
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Even though not exactly Mackinac fudge - close enough to make me happy. Grew up vacationing there my entire childhood. Live far away now - was nice to share a taste and some memories with my adult children. The platter was gone in less than 24 hours. Glad I tucked some away for Christmas day :-)"

LEE-LIE User ID: 7613180 215450
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"My first time making fudge - GREAT recipe! This is a no-brainer if you follow the instructions"

mamamo123 User ID: 3803043 215104
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"Use a recipe that indicates the temperature needed during cooking, before adding marshmallows. Evidently mine was too hot when I added the chocolate because the chocolate broke and the fudge was ruined."

lindakw User ID: 7055373 214898
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"it is truly Mackinac fudge! I used dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet - It is awesome!!"

baba101 User ID: 7806631 177923
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"small and delishious! what could be more than that!"

AKtumbleweed User ID: 7527145 212443
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"This is the best recipe for fudge I have ever tried! Came out smooth with absolutely NO grains! Thanks!"

janalynj1 User ID: 6996219 177921
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"The best homemade fudge I have ever had and so easy to make."

MY REVIEW User ID: 835792 184308
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"This is the most wonderful recipe for fudge. I was raised in Michigan and went to Mackinac often so was excited when i saw this recipe. I purchased the ingredients and made it right away. I must have made this recipe a least 5 times over the holidays this past year. Patricia Latham, Texarkana, Texas"

fksabel User ID: 3895902 116489
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"Excellent and large enough batch you don't need to make another batch. I substituted Carnation Evaporated Milk for the milk."

hdextreme User ID: 6336097 116488
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I made it for my office and everyone loved it!"

cookingat#8 User ID: 5849143 116466
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Absolutely delicious and very easy to make."

bettym44 User ID: 6293997 110874
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"We loved it. My husband has talked for years about Mackinac Fudge...but always loved mine. I am not a fudge eater....but this recipe changed my mind. It is the easiest and best I have ever made."

Michelle18725 User ID: 6497304 116731
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"This is the same as my "Fannie Mae Fudge" recipe that I got from an old boy friend in college - his family secret recipe. We have made it for years to give as gifts. This recipe has NEVER failed and I've made it at least 100 times. It makes a smooth, creamy fudge. You don't need a candy thermometer. Just let it boil those 2 minutes. I'm not sure how much it tastes like Mackinac fudge but it is delicious!"

adoptsalot User ID: 6980788 132494
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"mushy, sticky"

AutumnDragon User ID: 1831914 149979
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012 Edited Dec. 17, 2014

"I grew up in Michigan, and I love the fudge from the Mackinaw (Mackinac, French spelling, pronounced the same as the English spelling) area. Definitely want to try."

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